lol I know animals do know who is friendly and likes them. The cat is probably very happy to see you when you come to visit. We have a neighbor who minds a little pin pin named Diesel that is here every week if the neighbor has time she stops in with little dog and that dog loves attention. Very comfortable around people.
Then I had a cat for 8 years who just loved to jump up and settle in my lap and purr away while I petted him. Who says cats are aloof? They just express themselves differently than dogs, do that's all Oh, and where we used to live before here, a neighbor had a cat that followed him around like a dog. lol
I like your views about cats. I also like cats much and I have. It is very beautiful and its color is white. It comes in my lap when I came back from office. I rub its belly and it sleep in my lap. Hahaha I look after it like a baby. Hope you like it.